>>Berks County Enacts Code Blue for Bringing Animals Inside
(Reading, PA) -- The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has enacted its Code Blue Ordinance for the City of Reading. The rule started Sunday night and ends Tuesday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. because of the frigid temperatures expected in the area. The ordinance means that any person who owns or has custody of a dog must bring the animal inside their residence for the duration of the code, except for supervised and necessary bathroom breaks and exercise. Non-compliance can result in an animal being removed from the property and impounded. Officials say that while the code is enforceable only within the City of Reading, it applies to all pet owners in Berks County. Any person witnessing an unsupervised dog left outside should call the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.